Just found out about this by listening to the news on TV.
Last year when I did my first Mickey in Florida the advice I followed was to have my race stuff in my hand luggage. The theory behind it was that if your luggage got lost you still had the equipment you needed to be able to run the race.
So this time I was planning to carry on 2 pairs of runners, and clothes for 2 races. Plus gels etc like last year.
But the new restrictions say that (on Virgin Atlantic anyway)
"In order to minimise delays and congestion, we are asking all passengers to arrive at the gate early. Hand baggage allowances for all passengers flying into all US airports has been reduced to only one item of hand baggage. This item should not exceed 23 x 36 x 56cm, (approx 9 x 14 x 22 inches) and 13lb/6kg in weight, and should only contain the items you need during the flight."
So my running gear doesn't fit the part in bold unless I try and convince them that I'm going to run out and backs up and down the aisles!!!
Hmmmm has anyone else thought about this or do you think putting your gear in your hold luggage is fine?
Any thoughts folks? I'm not sure that I want to take up space in my case with 2 pairs of running shoes and last year I travelled in my walking boots.